"Hurry up and wait." It's a common phrase used in the U.S. Military, one that encapsulates the often frustrating tedium of life in the armed forces.
"Hurry up and wait" may apply to real life, but it probably shouldn't be true in a video game. Or at least… not to this extent. But this kind of thing keeps on happening in Medal of Honor: Warfighter, even after the hilariously massive day-one patch. The video above was taken from the PC version of the game after the patch had been installed. I'm hoping that it's a bug and not a droll commentary about life in the military.
Much like its obvious influence Call of Duty, the single-player part of Medal of Honor: Warfighter relies heavily on scripted events. Unfortunately, the scripting is… often a bit off, as you can see here. In the game, my team and I had just cleared out a courtyard of dudes. We headed into this alley and then… well, waited. And waited. It's like they just gave up, stopped caring! Sometimes an objective marker would appear on my screen. Sometimes it wouldn't. I had no idea what I was supposed to do next.
I wish I'd left the tape rolling for another eight seconds, at which point my squad leader, out of nowhere, said, "Let's go through the window!" before opening it so that the game could continue. Yeesh.
I'll have a full review of Medal of Honor: Warfighter up on Kotaku tomorrow.